The Importance of Art in Child Development By Grace Hwang Lynch In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. Developmental Benefits of Art Motor Skills:
All too often, the barriers faced by children with difficulty reading outweigh their desire to read and, without proper guidance, they never overcome them. Learning to read is a sequential process; each new skill builds on the mastery of previously learned skills. Early on, for example, children learn to break down words into their most basic sounds in a process called decoding.
Later, they begin to comprehend the meaning of words, sentences and, ultimately, entire passages of text. Decoding creates the foundation on which all other reading skills are built.
For many, decoding comes naturally, quickly becoming an automatic process. For people who struggle to decode words, however, the process requires such extreme concentration that they often miss much of the meaning in what they read.
Indeed, according to many experts, decoding problems are at the root of most reading disabilities. The following medical and educational facts emphasize the importance of recognizing and addressing a reading problem early on, when a child still has the opportunity to maximize the development of fundamental skills like decoding, and further underscore the importance of early intervention: Most reading disabilities are neurodevelopmental in nature.
Most children with reading disabilities can become proficient readers and can learn strategies for success in school.Education is an investment The importance of knowledge and learning has been recognized since the beginning of time.
Countries can compete- and succeed To promote success in today’s labor market, one needs to invest early, and then invest in the relevant skills (see below).
America’s students and families need, and the nation’s economic strength will depend on, a higher education system that helps all students succeed. That starts with making college more affordable but goes much further – to focus on whether students are actually graduating in a timely way with a meaningful degree that sets them up for.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, asked Ohio and other states to clearly articulate how they will use federal funds to ensure that schools educate every student, create safe and supportive learning environments, encourage innovation and extended learning opportunities, and more..
What’s . At Scholastic, we believe that the development of robust literacy skills is at the very heart of empowering children to thrive in school and in life. Overview. In the school year, over 2 million students attended publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Ontario.
Publicly funded elementary and secondary schools are governed by the Education Act (the “Act”) and its accompanying regulations. These schools are administered by local school boards throughout the province.
High-quality health and physical education programs help students succeed in life. By Charlotte Kelso.
At the moment, it looks like we’re losing the fight against inactivity and obesity in our young people.